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Après Vous

Opening with Après Vous instead of a staple tune on this tour was certainly a ballsy move on the part of the band. Here’s a good one, from Regensburg on October 25. (watch inside)

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Tour edition update

Edel has released an updated tracklist for the Now what?! tour edition. The second CD (a.k.a. Live Tapes) portion is now: Strange Kind Of Woman Hard Loving Man Vincent Price Contact Lost All The Time in The World No One Came Bodyline Perfect Strangers Above And Beyond Lazy Black Night Smoke On The Water Live […]

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Fire up your karaoke machines

In an effort to promote the tour a.k.a. gold edition of Now what?! (which has been postponed to late November – early December) the record company has posted an instrumental mix of Hell to Pay.

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Meditation Above and Beyond

A guitar signed by all members of Deep purple was offered as a prize in the Above and Beyond cover art contest. While we don’t know if the winner got a guitar, a Dutch artist Anna Schat-Vanger, who came second, has got one. Her submission was a painting called Meditation (pictured above), which was based […]

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A new single and a tour edition

[Updated with tracklist and artwork] The record company has announced that the new single from Now what?! will be Above and Beyond, to be released on October 25 in Europe (28th in UK) as 7” purple vinyl (B-side: Space Truckin’ recorded live in Majano, Italy, on July 24, 2013); CD single with bonus tracks Things […]

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No hurry

Karolina Karbownik and Jakub Michalski did an interview with Ian Gillan for the Polish magazine Rock Axxess: Your last album, Now What?!, is really great, I love it. However, it seems like you were not in a hurry to record new songs. It’s true. We weren’t in a hurry at all. In fact, we would […]

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The art of not ticking the boxes

Martin Popoff did an interview with Bob Ezrin for BraveWords: I didn’t come into this thinking that I had a mission. I came into this a little bit reluctantly, thinking that they were looking to me to make a contemporary rock album with Deep Purple, which I didn’t feel was appropriate, or could be done […]

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Design the new ?! single artwork

Edel/earMUSIC has announced that the third single from Now what?! will be Above and Beyond. They are holding a competition for the graphic design of the new single: earMUSIC and Deep Purple will pick one of your works, as an inspiration for the final cover for the new single, or possibly as “the” cover. Details […]

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The coolness of first take

Guitar World magazine has an interview with Steve Morse: GUITAR WORLD: Now What?! is Deep Purple’s first studio effort in eight years. Why did you decide to make the album now? Actually, I was one of the guys asking the same thing! My vision was every tour we’d do another song and just release it […]

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I raise a glass

Message from Roger Glover: Firstly, thank you for all the kind words you sent. I’ve been knocked sideways by the great reaction to Now What?! I kind of knew it was good but you never really know until people get to hear it and are interested enough to send feedback. I raise a glass to […]

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